Correctional case managers are also known as correctional treatment specialists. Their main duties are to monitor the progress and conduct of offenders during incarceration in a correctional facility and then assist offenders to reintegrate successfully back into society upon release. Responsibilities include assessment, counseling, security classification and providing relevant programs and support services to offenders.
Correctional case managers interview offenders and administer assessment instruments to assess security risk levels and determine program needs for the offenders. Additional duties involve preparing case histories and monitoring work and conduct reports of offenders when considering a change in security classification and the offenders' progress in general. Correctional case managers complete parole summary reports and pre-sentence investigation reports.
Correctional case managers provide advice to offenders on their caseload regarding employment issues, personal/family problems, educational/training needs, vocational skills, and on their adjustment to residing in a correctional facility. Additional duties of correctional case managers involve helping offenders to prepare for a successful entry back into society once they have completed their prison sentence.
Maintains Collaborative Support System
One of the responsibilities of a correctional case manager is to develop and maintain a collaborative support system for an offender. The case manager works together with family members and in cooperation with social service agencies and community organizations so that the offender is able to access relevant support services while in prison and after he is released to ensure successful reintegration into the community.
Group Counseling and Programs
Correctional case managers refer offenders to treatment groups and programs that address issues such as alcohol/drug abuse treatment, job search, parenting skills, sex offense issues, domestic violence treatment, cognitive therapy, life skills, anger management, and other relevant community-based services and resources. The offenders may participate in these programs while incarcerated and once their prison sentence has been completed.
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